According to Blended Learning consultant Richard Osborne, language trainers need to take a hard, objective look at their reasoning for considering eLearning as a meaningful tool for their training.
Dr. Katie Nielson, Chief Education officer at Voxy, gives her take on the translation approach to language learning.
I could clearly see the how EdTech was starting to affect ELT and I wasn’t going to resist it or surrender to it. Instead, I wanted to get engaged. The question was … HOW?
We hosted our inaugural InnovateEdTech conference in London on the 11th November. Jemma Hillyer, Digital Publishing Specialist, came along to the day and here she shares her thoughts on the event …
This post is based on Michael Carrier’s talk at InnovateELT 2017 in Barcelona, English for the underserved – technology to close the digital divide. Much of our work in ELT technology helps ‘first world’ kids with first world tech access. This post looks at the other world – the next billion learners, in rural areas of Africa & Asia. These learners and communities have difficulty accessing electricity, connectivity, textbooks – we can fix that with new EdTech.
ELT editor and materials writer Katy Asbury gives us her take on ELTjam’s Learner Experience Design training and the impact it had on her perspective on teaching.
One facet of product design is knowing your audience inside out through User Personas, a clear set of personas setting out goals and needs of different Users, which guides your design. How could we use this approach to help our different learners? I decided to create my own set of Learner Personas and apply these to my digital product to consider how and where improvements could be made.